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    #1

    was too much for her to bear

    Is there something wrong with the way I structure the underlined sentence? It sounds awkward, yet seems grammatically correct.

    The strange sound grew louder and louder. She held her breath and tried to ignore it. However, her curiosity was too much for her to bear. I .......

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    #2

    Re: was too much for her to bear

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanlike View Post
    Is there something wrong with the way I have structured the underlined part? sentence? It sounds awkward, yet seems grammatically correct.

    The strange sound grew louder and louder. She held her breath and tried to ignore it. However, her curiosity was too much for her to bear. I .......

    Thank you!
    No, it doesn't work. We don't bear curiosity.
    Also, I don't see what holding one's breath has to do with not being able to hear a sound.

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    #3

    Re: was too much for her to bear

    Consider using "her curiosity got the better of her."

    Take a look at 1.1 in the link below.

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/de..._the_better_of

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    #4

    Re: was too much for her to bear

    Actually I like your creativity. If you are writing a story, I think you should keep the expression.

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    #5

    Re: was too much for her to bear

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Actually I like your creativity. If you are writing a story, I think you should keep the expression.
    Do you mean the expression, "her curiosity was too much for her to bear"?

    I agree with teechar that we don't 'bear curiosity'.

    Also, the expression is not my creative idea. I read it from some books.
    Last edited by Oceanlike; 28-May-2017 at 07:52. Reason: to explain that the expression did not originate from me

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    #6

    Re: was too much for her to bear

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanlike View Post
    Also, the expression is not my creative idea. I read it from some books ​in a book.
    If you quote someone else's work, you must credit them. Please tell us the title and author of the book in which you found this extract.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: was too much for her to bear

    In your OP, you asked about the way YOU construct the sentence. If this is someone else's, what exactly were you trying to ask?

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    Re: was too much for her to bear

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you quote someone else's work, you must credit them. Please tell us the title and author of the book in which you found this extract.
    It was from a composition written by a friend.

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    #9

    Re: was too much for her to bear

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    In your OP, you asked about the way YOU construct the sentence. If this is someone else's, what exactly were you trying to ask?
    I'm sorry. I should have worded my OP accurately. I didn't realise the accuracy in the way I ask is of vital importance. As I'm learning, please excuse me.

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